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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-15-2012, 08:29 AM Thread Starter
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Too Much Oil?

Im thinking I may have put too much oil in my car. I changed it and used a 5.1 quarts jug and figured it was close enough and just didn't shake every drop out. Well my dip stick shows well above max and my engine seems louder if I'm accelerating at low rpms say 1000-1500. Here is a picture of the dipstick. I'm thinking I need to drain some oil, but before taking the time to do that I thought Id get some opinions. Oh and this picture was taken after i drove for 45 minutes and let it sit for 20. So it was still hot.



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Yeah, five liters is way too much. The manual readys 3.8 or something like that for oil changes.


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Yeah, five liters is way too much. The manual readys 3.8 or something like that for oil changes.
Im using quarts, the owners manual suggests 5 quarts or 4.7Liters.

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Oops, I meant quarts!! I'll have to double check my manual but I never have to put more than 4 quarts in.


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Ya Im thinking if Id put 4 quarts in id be perfect on the dipstick since the 5 quarts capacity doesn't compensate for the fact that you never completely drain the oil. Let me know if you find anything.

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Not off work till 6pm central today so it will be a while. The way I do it is drain my oil, and since I know I dont burn any because I check when I pull into a gas station and fill, I try and put the same amount back in. Take it for a quick fun run and check the level. Never put too much oil in doing it this way!


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Ill have to start doing it that way. I change my oil at my friends garage and just drain it into his big container. But my next change what should i do, drain it and add 4 quarts and see where it is? Because if i refill what I drained ill be high again.

Edit: Do you think I should drain some. I run synthetic so I wont be changing my oil for a while.

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I would drain it if you are that high up the dip stick, ie oil preassure will be too high. For your next change can you put the drained oil into a pan first than transfer so you know? Or just drain and add 3.5 quarts. It wont hurt your engine and you can get a good bearing of how much needs to be added from there.


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Sounds like a plan. Thanks for your help.

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When I do my oil and filter changes I usually drain approximately 4 liters and add 4.4 and this brings it to the full mark. The growning sound you hear is probably the crank hitting the oil in the base. Just drain half a liter and you should be good. If you didn't race the car you probably haven't hurt anything.

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